fullheightview-view-from-the-northwesthttps://www.emporis.com/images/show/780501-Medium-fullheightview-view-from-the-northwest.jpghttps://www.emporis.com/images/show/780501-Large-fullheightview-view-from-the-northwest.jpgGraaf van Vlaanderenfullheightview-view-from-the-westhttps://www.emporis.com/images/show/780502-Medium-fullheightview-view-from-the-west.jpghttps://www.emporis.com/images/show/780502-Large-fullheightview-view-from-the-west.jpgGraaf van Vlaanderen
This cathedral has a carillon named ‘le Bien Sonné', with a peal of 56 bells.
During the First World War, on the first of April 1918 a fire ignited by a bombardment damaged some woodwork and caused the vaults of the choir to collapse.
The width of the western façade is 32.8 m.
The central nave (without any side aisles) measures 10.50 m in width.
This cathedral is one the first gothic cathedrals in France.
On July 19, 1293 the cathedral was heavily damaged after a severe fire in the city which lasted for 36 hours. Most of the damage is located on the west side of the church.
After this fire disaster, the higher vaults were reconstructed. Also the northern tower and several chapels were rebuilt.
The construction started with the choir and the transept.
This cathedral suffered enormously from the rage and vandalism of the French revolution. In fact many destroyed architectural features were never completely repaired: only traces are left of the decorations on the western façade.
During the 15th century several renovations took place: the first one from 1460 – 1462 and the second one after 1475.
Previously four other cathedrals had been built on the same spot as the current one.
The western façade is the last part of the construction.
The height under the vault of the central nave is 22.5 meters.
Do you need more information about this building and its related companies?